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Is there a way to run Linux i386 32 bit binaries on ia64 linux?

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Geoff Wild
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Is there a way to run Linux i386 32 bit binaries on ia64 linux?

I need to run i386 binaries in a RedHAt VM Guest on Itanium:

[root@pcvm0103 BoKS65]# file /opt/boksm/lib/boksdir
/opt/boksm/lib/boksdir: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.2.5, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped


[root@pcvm0103 BoKS65]# uname -a
Linux pcvm0103 2.6.9-55.EL #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 16:30:19 EDT 2007 ia64 ia64 ia64 GNU/Linux

Currently, the vendor doesn't support Linux on Itanium.

Rgds...Geoff

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make all your paths straight.
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David Claypool
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Re: Is there a way to run Linux i386 32 bit binaries on ia64 linux?

Integrity VMs don't magically run x86 code any better than x86 code runs on the machine itself and the same techniques/issues apply. You might try getting some advice from http://www.gelato.org since there's a few threads over there on the subject.
Geoff Wild
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Re: Is there a way to run Linux i386 32 bit binaries on ia64 linux?

Thanks David - that led me to:

http://www.intel.com/cd/ids/developer/asmo-na/eng/dc/itanium/66007.htm

IA-32 Execution Layer

Rgds...Geoff
Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make all your paths straight.